The Yamaha R1 2015 running in with Marino and Guarnoni in STK1000
Available in March in Yamaha dealerships, the new 2015 R1 will not participate in its first year in the Superbike World Championship. Yamaha prefers to prepare its sports car in the Superstock 1000 category… Marino and Guarnoni are there !
It was high time that the World Superbike winter break ended: the opening of the 2015 season is scheduled for Phillip Island (Australia) in just one month! Last Wednesday, the two world champions SBK and SSP and were the first drivers to take to the track in Portimao (Portugal) for three days of private testing.
This week, the two riders of the Honda Pata team are joined by many of their competitors. Oddly enough, after a month and a half of hiatus (read), the drivers don’t seem very keen on getting back on their racing beasts…
Thanks to a photo "tweeted" by Guinters himself, we learned yesterday morning that the temperature on the ground in Aragon (Spain) did not exceed 2 ° C … Not always easy, life as a pilot !
While Honda (Pata) and Kawasaki (official team with Grillini and Pedercini) try to warm up in Aragon, teams Aprilia (Red Devils), BMW (Italia), Ducati (official team "Aruba" and Althea), EBR ( official "Hero"), MV Agusta (official) and Suzuki (Crescent) trained in their turn in Portimao … And Yamaha then ?
Like), Yamaha has decided to enter its new sports car in the Superstock 1000 category rather than drop it in its first season in the World Superbike arena … And the development of the Iwata "Superbike" has been entrusted to a french team !
After driving Kawasaki for three years – for lack of a new Yamaha! -, the MRS team is turning back to "blue" and will have both the great honor and the heavy responsibility of making the new 2015 R1 (in its "M" racing version, read our) a machine to win races. . in STK1000 this year and in SBK next year ?
| Back this year with Yamaha, Adrien Morillas’ team is selling their Ninjas! "The starting price is 22,000 euros including tax in the most successful version, that is to say identical to the 2014 racing version but without the data acquisition system", says the team.
"The motorcycles come with all original parts and have never been registered. However the price is negotiable according to the list of options". A very long list to discover on the and whose total value is estimated at € 14,000.
The readers of Site – who as everyone knows, have a little more RAM than others – remember that with the R6 already, Adrien Morillas and his men had led to the Superstock 600 title in 2008 and had doubled the bet two years later with .
In 2015, the MRS team will endorse the prestigious official team status and will be able to count "on the expertise of longtime Yamaha engineer Markus Eschenbacher, who will participate in the development of the racing version of Yamaha’s new Superbike, announce the Japanese.
On the handlebars of the two factory bikes will be installed two big names of the World Supersport: the Scottish Kev Coghlan, finished fifth in the 2014 world championship on R6, and the French Florian Marino, brilliant third in the same championship on ZX-6R.
"I am delighted to join the STK1000 category with the MRS team"Says our compatriot, great hope for motorcycle speed."It was an important choice to make and I believe I made the right decision. I have known Adrien for a few years because he had already offered me to run for his team. I am happy to have been able to find an agreement with him and Yamaha".
"The team is very motivated", continues the n ° 21 from Cannes (06),"and Yamaha offers us a great opportunity as well as all the support we need to achieve our goals"… Namely: the STK1000 title in 2015 !
"I can’t wait to get to know the bike and ride a 1000 cc", continues the Supersport specialist who is already on a Superstock podium: that of!"I will work hard so that this season launches me towards the World Superbike in 2016".
Engaged in 2014 in Superbike – "Evo" category – with the MRS team precisely, Jeremy Guarnoni will also have an R1M this season, but his will be prepared by the Italian team Trasimeno. While waiting to put the buttocks on his new toy, "Jey" relays on his Facebook account the photos of the bike of Josh Hayes, champion in AMA SBK…
"I’m in love !", admits our favorite n ° 11:"she looks so much like a factory machine! Good job from Yamaha USA and Graves Motorsports !", he warmly congratulates before presenting the beauty from another angle:"Front view with the "number 1", it gives ideas…"
Florian and Kev, for their part, have already been able to complete their first laps on the new Yam ‘in Alcarass (Spain): "after three days of testing, the news is good for us and bad for others: the new R1 (soon to be tested on MNC, Editor’s note) has great potential !", warns Morillas … Go Blue (s) !
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